Great Changes

come all you cold warriors and lay away your spears
come up out of your bomb shelters, you’ve been there for years
the enemy among us in an enemy of thought
and whoever holds the fastest tongue will fire the opening shot

great changes comin’ on
great change won’t be long
great changes comin’ on
great changes

wipe away illusions now and let us see you faces
all the many cultures of the many human races
all of us are weavers in this tapestry of life
and we can live in harmony or we can live in strife

my father was a warrior in Truman’s day
McCarthy put the fear in him and he meant it to stay
he passed the fear to me so that I would make it mine
but I have had a change of heart and I’ve gone to cut the line

last thing we need is for some little idiot
with a chip on his shoulder that’s bigger than his brain
take it out on the world and everybody in it
and we could see our futures all going up in flames
now, wouldn’t that be a shame

honor the defenders of the people and the land
a pox on the invaders who would stifle our demands
fully to be human is our natural decree
and look the door is opening to the 21st century